Overlord Imperial IPA - Tin Man Brewing Company

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Overlord Imperial IPAOverlord Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: secondtooth on 07-20-2013

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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 16
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Photo of dmgeng
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The can was really cool at the liquor store and I wanted to support a local brewery (IN).

A - Beautiful gold color with small white bubbles to get a strong head. Great lacing. Very clear.

S - Strong hop nose. Dank hoppiness that I love. Light citrus, some pine, and light floral.

T - Has all the hops from the smell with lots of the C-Hop notes from the list of hops in this great brew. Light complimenting grain flavor but mostly hoppy. Nice finish with nice hop bitterness. Right in the middle of cloying and dry.

M - Moderate to light mouth-feel. Has some bitterness but is mostly clean on the finish. Hoppy but balanced mouth-feel. Perfect carbonation.

Overall, a deliciously flavored IIPA. Great dank hoppiness that rules the brew. I love the hops and the body makes for a delicious brew. Perfect if you like your IIPAs less heavy and full of juicy hops. Definitely gives you a buzz after a pint of 8% DIPA! It's from the Midwest but seems like it should be from the Pacific NW. I could drink these for ever!

Glass- Nonic Pint

Photo of Tilly
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden poor with a slight white head.
Hoppy aroma with pine and plenty of citrus notes.
Tastes of lemon and, huge pine and slight hops
Big pine with, of course a very nice amount of grapefruit and lemon after.
Mouth feel is crisp, dry and a real nice bitterness!
Great beer from. Tim Man

Photo of secondtooth
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into Tin Man goblet at brewpub a nice amber with solid lace.

Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, mango....very good, refreshing start (and on a warm summer afternoon, too). Score some points with aroma.

Taste is mild and balanced. Plenty of hops in here, but not the hop-bomb I'd expect somehow. Still, this proved to be a very enjoyable and tasty IPA. I will definitely revisit on draft, and pick up a 4-pack of cans once available.

And this is a review of the canned version, finally appearing in about November of 2013:

This is a stronger 9%, rather than the 7-something percent of the draft version, but it doesn't fare quite as well.

Pours a clean light amber, with a rich head of white suds. Beautiful lace.

Nose is citrus hops, a little caramel in the malts. Pleasing, to be sure.

Taste is strong and full-bodied, with hops up front -- citrus, grapefruit, and some pine notes.

Decent balance, with plenty of malts in there -- in fact, this seems really heavy on the malts, to the point of being almost cloying and muddy. Much better in a pint glass from draft.

Photo of KYGunner
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps a little light in color for an Imperial, it retained a massive foam head. This is less than 30 days old and the hop aroma is light with pine, grapefruit, lupilin, whole flower, tea leaf malt and lemon.

The hops are dominant with herbaceousness, floral notes, lemon, grapefruit and hop oil. The malt back is light but a dry tea leaf tone. This finishes very bitter with a palate wrecking astringency.

Photo of bitteraahh
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Awesome beer, very well balanced for a very smooth initial taste and a perfect aftertaste that doesn't linger. Not super filling. It is going to be offered locally soon. Tin Man brewery has a great atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff. Food is good. So far their entire offering has been a great fine.

Photo of SirBarton
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

GREAT BREW! A Little pricy, but fed worth it.

Photo of harrisonpainter
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Delicious. I had the chance to visit the brewery and it was really cool. I enjoyed most of the beers they offered too. If you are ever in Evansville check them out.

Photo of TheFizzinator
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color with a full 3 fingers of head lingering on top. It does not dissipate quickly either. The smell is very subtle, I had to really get in there to pick up all the subtle notes in the nose. There's candied caramel from the malt, and nice honeysuckle note from the esters. The taste is still subtle and keeps the alcohol well hidden in such a big beer. Honeysuckle, some light honey along with a nice hint of bitterness in the finish, but sort of leaves a slightly metallic aftertaste.

It's not nearly a mind blowing DIPA but its well crafted and has a little bit of uniqueness to it with the subtlety of the flavors.

Photo of stuckeyj64
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a really solid imperial IPA. Had great aroma and taste. It hides the 9% alcohol pretty well too. Decent lacing. Was pleased to see they are offering this in tall boy four packs too. Need to pick some up to take home (although they do distribute where I live, so that's cool).

Photo of homebrew311
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from 16 oz can. Apperance is clear golden with thin white head. Nose is ripe full of c-hops. Nice floral aromas with resinous notes, citrus, and pine. Smells leaps and bounds better than the other offerings I have tasted from tinman. Some caramel malts show up in the back with lots of grapefruit as well. Taste has large amount of bittering hops, notes of lemon and grapefruit come through the strongest. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, much improved from the other tin man beers, maybe they're on to something.

Photo of Chaney
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yep, I was the one who started a very negative thread on this very site concerning "Tin Man." A year has past now, the former head brewer is now gone, and a new era is now underway.

I picked this up at a Liquor Locker store on the East side of Evansville. Sure, I spoke with the beer guy there for a good bit about my experience with the brewery and he wholeheartedly agreed with me. As a matter of fact, he said he had even gotten into some brawl out arguments with some of the employees over the substandard quality of their products.

I decided to trust the guy and purchase a tallboy can of "Overlord" based on his high recommendation.

A: Poured into a short "Monumental Insurance" glass. Fairly clear golden color, but with a slight bit of head and a very sticky head.

S: Sort of a combination of papaya, grapefruit, and orange. Very complex actually.

T: I gave my wife a swig of this as well and even she was impressed at how well the ABV was hidden. Damn, didn't realize it was as high as it was until I was done. Wonderful citrus and whole leaf hop flavor.

M: The sugar content was very low, which impressed me. Low to mid on the carbonation front, and the lacing was ridiculous.

O: Welcome to the new era, "Tin Man." I like ya already.

Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

12/14 date stamp.

Aroma is deeply floral and citrusy, with a huge grapefruit punch that gains complexity from juicy peach and pear notes. Tropical notes of pineapple and mango emerge, along with rich caramel malt sweetness.

Flavor reveals a resiny base, with a sweet caramel malt backbone carrying into a fairly earthy, resiny, bitter finish. Citrus and tropical fruits are present, accompanied by mint, but are totally dominated by the bitter, piney, resiny hops. Love the aroma, like the flavoring hops, but the harsh bitterness overwhelms.

Photo of Tucquan
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-01-27 in Charlestown, IN

A - Very clear golden-yellow and white head

S - Sweet pineapple flesh, hop bud, floral

T - Sweet fruit and light malt, pine, moderately bitter. Good flavors. Alcohol well hidden.

M - full body and light carbonation

O - Very tasty and well balanced. Good stuff.

Photo of Florida9
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly clear golden yellow in color, though there is a good amount of sediment floating around in the mix. Forms a larger, fluffy white head. Decent retention and some moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty good, but it's a bit subdued. Lots of citrus. Orange, kumquat, and orange zest dominate with a floral quality on the back end. The taste picks up where the aroma fell off. A light malt backbone and a touch of sweetness, but the hops are the main player here. Again, there is a lot of citrus. Orange and grapefruit with a good dose of bitter pith and a bit of pine resin. Medium bodied. Aggressive bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.
I'm always a bit hesitant to get IPAs and DIPAs from these smaller breweries. They tend to just throw a bunch of malts and hops in the kettle and what ever comes out is an "IPA." But this one works nicely. Not world-class, but certainly better than most.

Photo of Bradelrod
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice ipa easy to drink

Photo of TotallyHosed
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The caramel malts really come through in the appearance. The liquid is a deep orange color that is a bit cloudy. A nice frothy head forms that is off-white in color and has solid retention. The lacing left on the glass is more than adequate.

The smell is average for the style. It is difficult to detect the different notes, however I can sense herbal and floral hop notes. There's some candied citrus as well.

The flavor is full of pine and herbal notes. The bitterness is rather tame for an IBU rating of 90. The 9% alcohol is well hidden, which is the best aspect.

The feel is solidly in the middle and does not have any slick oils.

Overall, this is a solid Imperial IPA from a small town brewery. With the abundance of IPA selections out there, I think it's hard to stand out. This one does not disappoint and I think hop heads will agree. The flavor is an excellent showcase of hops, however I cannot taste anything beyond the hop profile. Some more balance in the flavor would get a solid 4 rating from me. I can say the same about the smell, but I would also like to experience more vibrant scents. Big thanks to my cousin-in-laws that brought this to me from Evansville. They told me that Tin Man now has a new brewer and this is one of the new brews. Keep up the excellent work "new guy."

Overlord Imperial IPA from Tin Man Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.